5.6

Halfords

Manager at Halfords

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

25 workers in this role at Halfords have taken the survey.

How much do Halfords pay managers?

Manager at Halfords
£10.00–14.55
Typical range
£8.97–17.09

Manager employees at Halfords are typically paid £10.00–14.55 an hour, based on data from 25 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at Halfords?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers think Halfords head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    83% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do managers at Halfords feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    74% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Managers and most work colleagues

    Worst thing

    Higher management

    3.6

    Halfords Employee, May 2021

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What are the hours like for manager employees at Halfords?

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  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do managers at Halfords do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Yes. People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    94% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do managers at Halfords get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    58% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do managers at Halfords get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for managers to take sick leave at Halfords?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    52% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 21 job reviews

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do managers get of their shift pattern at Halfords?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 6% report getting one week notice or less
    • 29% report getting two weeks notice
    • 6% report getting three weeks notice
    • 59% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for managers to book a holiday at Halfords?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    82% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 22 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Halfords managers change managers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    76% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Best things are, flexible hours, very good team and great benefits.

    Worst thing

    Volume of tasks, Low industry pay and I have to travel for training.

    8.1

    Halfords Sales advisor, November 2020

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What is career progression like for managers at Halfords?

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  • Not enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at Halfords?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are managers given support to progress at Halfords?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 57% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from managers at Halfords

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  • Best thing

    The store team is always great to work with

    3.7

    Halfords Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Guaranteed a wage each month

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff

    3.6

    Halfords Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The people make it a great place, working with your passion/hobby

    Worst thing

    Pay, lack of support, greed from above

    5.2

    Halfords Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Generally easy

    Worst thing

    Long hours not a lot of staff when does get busy hard to get time off bit more pay would help a lot

    4.4

    Halfords Assistant manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Different everyday

    Worst thing

    Can be very intense

    6.3

    Halfords Assistant manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The store level team. The job tasks can be enjoyable if you like that sort of thing.

    Worst thing

    Running of the company. Not a people company. Big wigs of the company screwing over the little guy. Company makes loads of money so they cut hours and change people's contracts and make them work holidays such as new years day in Scotland. Open longer hours stretching the already stretched staff.

    5.8

    Halfords Assistant manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Not enough colleagues they keep cutting hours

    5.8

    Halfords Assistant manager, October 2020

  • Best thing

    The career progression is great, the benefits we receive as colleagues (available to everyone!) the support we get from other areas of the business - one team.

    Worst thing

    The unfair reality that externals are still paid a higher wage within management and you have to push for a payrise, it isn’t based on performance or worth to the business.

    8.4

    Halfords Assistant manager, September 2020

  • Best thing

    The people.

    Worst thing

    Excessive workload, lack of support in colleague numbers, abuse from customers.

    7.4

    Halfords Assistant manager, August 2020

  • Best thing

    I enjoy retail, management and products we sell

    Worst thing

    Understaffed, dramatically understaffed.

    7.8

    Halfords Store manager, December 2019

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How Halfords ranks

Halfords ranks joint 45th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

  1. 45= Boots Opticians
    5.6
  2. 45= Halfords
    5.6
  3. 45= Scotmid
    5.6